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Commercial software presentation program included in all editions of the Microsoft Office suite.

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Make slides with same number

Suppose I have two slides, one says "hello" and the other adds "world". I want both slides to be the same slide number. One way to do that is with animation,so that "world" would appear on the same ...
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How to bind remote clicker to powerpoint on projector while another program is in focus on laptop screen?

The user wants to be able to use the remote clicker to move to the next/previous slides in a powerpoint presentation while the laptop screen from which the presentation is running has another program ...
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PowerPoint VBA addin (ppam) fails to load for all users

I have a PowerPoint VBA addin (ppam file) which is packaged in an MSI installer for installation for all users of a machine. Following installation, a user gets some additional buttons in the ...
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Automatic insertion of shapes in the Microsoft for Mac

I am using the microsoft 2016 on my mac currently. Recently, I have a difficulty..that when I add shapes by choosing a shape in the insert tab in PPT, word, or excel, those shapes are automatically ...
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How can I make a line follow a path animated object in PowerPoint?

I am trying to make a fairly simple animation in PowerPoint. Boiling it down to its essential parts, I have two boxes joined by a line. I want to use a path animation to move one of the boxes. At the ...
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Import text or Excel file with title and text in separate columns into PowerPoint (one slide per row)

It is easy enough to open a text file in PowerPoint such that the data on each line is imported as title in a separate slide. This is great. However, can someone please advise how to import a body ...
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Saving Charts with Multiple Series in Excel and PowerPoint

Context I'm trying to create a multi-series chart/infograph to display total number of sales for the day as compared to the average. The chart consists of three series: Series 1: The base bar graph ...
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Eliminating Visited Slides from Powerpoint Slide Summary

I've been using Powerpoint's Slide Zoom feature to make a really good-looking quiz show template for a thing I'm running. Because slides can be viewed in any order, contestants can select categories/...
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How to have Powerpoint play audio automatically?

I have set up a slideshow to automatically change slides, say, every 3 seconds. I want to play a WAV file in the background continuously through all of these slides (I'm narrating). I have tried two ...
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Windows 10 — Casting only part of screen

For context, I am going to be teaching a 180-person math course at a university. I use a Microsoft Surface. Here's what I would like to be able to do: I want to be able to have the Microsoft ...
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How to show codes without exiting presentation mode in PowerPoint

Actually tomorrow I have to give a presentation in a workshop for my juniors. And I want to show presentation(ppt) which will contain points and along-with it I will want to show them by writing the ...
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Is there a way to delete the text within multiple PowerPoint shapes?

I use PowerPoint almost daily as part of my job for reporting. Instead of using text boxes, we like to use Shapes with text inside it to put across ideas e.g. text statements or percentage figures. ...
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Shyam Pillai's Powerpoint Toolbox

I am a paying user of Shyam Pillai's Powerpoint Toolbox (http://skp.mvps.org/toolbox/index.html). Has anyone else noticed that recent Powerpoint updates seem to have made it impossible to use Toolbox,...
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PowerPoint Builds or Bullet points saving as a PNG

I know how to save as PNG. When there is a build it only saves the final build of the slide. I would like each bullet point as it builds as a png. Any ideas? Thanks, James
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VBA Code to go for specific slide in MS Powerpoint

I Have a powerpoint with 6 slides. I have set the advanced auto timer of 2 minutes. I want to set a rule where if the person clicks on the slide before the auto timer time, i want the presentation to ...
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How-to Resume slide show after hyperlink ends

I have a PowerPoint slide deck from which I hyperlink to other presentations (also PowerPoint). This all works smoothly. When the hyperlinked presentation completes I get a message box where I have ...
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text, images, everything is broken when presenting (F5) on PowerPoint 2013, 2016

After composing powerpoint with office 365, I showed it, images and writing were all decayed, like being cross-cut, but when using office 2010, it's okay, please help me to fix errors when playing on ...
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Increase playback speed of video in PowerPoint

I'm using PowerPoint 2016. In my presentations I can include mp4 videos but I would also like to increase the speed of the playback (e.g. 16 times faster). How can this be done? I did not find any ...
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Making the progress bar of a sound-playback element stay visible

In one of my slides I have a sound-playback element, and while the sound is playing I'd like the audience to keep seeing the time/progress bar that is shown when one first presses Play, so they can ...
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Change embedded browser in Powerpoint

I have a plugin which invokes a web page. This site uses a JS which has a function (includes() method), which apparently isn't supported in Internet Explorer (the browser). The exact error is in the ...
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Please help me powerpoint in office 2013, 2016, 365

After showing and crashing :(( If I use office 2010 it doesn't crash, but if I use office 2013, 2016, 365 my powerpoint breaks :(( please help me
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PowerPoint - How to Autoresize a Pasted Image to Fit a Slide

The Problem - When copying an image into PowerPoint (PC/Office 16) the image is (almost) always oversized; requiring multiple resize operations simply to get it down to the size of the slide. Is ...
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Manually creating animation path for PPTX in XML from SVG

I'm trying to find documentation for how a custom path animation is stored within an unpacked pptx file. I have renamed the file to a .zip extention and extracted everything. Inside the slide1.xml ...
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How to edit shortcut language in Powerpoint?

I have been working at a company for several years, and that company is using a English installation of Microsoft Powerpoint. In this installation, I've learned the hotkeys, such as Alt→N→X to insert ...
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Convert embedded videos in powerpoint

I have a few .pptx with Quicktime videos embedded in them. Powerpoint x64 doesn't support Quicktime (since Microsoft doesn't like Apple) and won't play them. I know the manual way to extract and ...
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PowerPoint Slide Show for Windows 10 with Live and Static pictures

So I have this problem, I need to create a slide show with static pages and some pages with live data/feed on them. The live feeds will be coming from another app or if possible from my 1st monitor. ...
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ppt vba code stopped working after months of proper work

I have a PPT file with a small number of slides and objects that run macros. Some of the macros write to an Excel file and some extract data from such files. I am using Office 365 Business. The code ...
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create a video from stills playable on win7 powerpoint

with respect to image size H x W, and to total size of the video file, and what type of video file what is the best method of taking a bunch of still images to a smooth playable video file that will ...
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Why do some Microsoft Office drawing objects in PowerPoint print in different grayscale modes?

In PowerPoint 2016*, you can copy groups of Visio objects directly into a presentation, then edit them by right-clicking them and selecting "Edit Picture". A dialog will appear warning that the object ...
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Hyperlink TO specific shape in PowerPoint

I see the option for creating a hyperlink from a shape on one slide to a different slide in the presentation. I don't, however, see a way to hyperlink from a shape on one slide to a specific shape on ...
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Scroll through PowerPoint slides with the mousewheel

At least before 2007, I was able to scroll the mouse-wheel in a PowerPoint being viewed in Normal mode, and expect one notch on the mouse-wheel would advance one slide. If the window was too ...
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Forms Add-In not loading in Microsoft PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint, when you click on the Insert Tab followed by Forms, the add-in sidebar opens but nothing loads. Insert > Forms tab Sidebar doesn't load The URL is looks like it is trying ...
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How do I make my own title slide layour in slide master and make it stick?

I'm creating my own theme in Powerpoint 2016 on Windows 10. I have a couple of slide layouts, including a title slide layout. However, when I save this theme and then create a new slide deck using it, ...
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Powerpoint “Push” animation

is there a way to implement a transition between to slides that pushes the next slide in from the bottom, but keeps the lowest part of the first slide at the top of the second one? As if it was a big ...
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PowerPoint “opens” as minimized on taskbar

I have a user that is unable to open a particular powerpoint file from one of our network shares (it will launch but only on the taskbar). Other powerpoints from this location open just fine from the ...
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PowerPoint: animations suddenly after audio

(Edit) I posted this 10 days ago, and the problem persists. My version of PowerPoint is 365 ProPlus, the version is now 1906. I'm playing an audio file simultaneously with animation. I set it up, it ...
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How do I set a custom date format in an auto-updating field in Powerpoint?

I'm using Office 365, and trying to insert an auto-updating date field in the format YYYY-MM-DD. However, the Date And Time dialogue box only allows a set list of date formats, none of which match the ...
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PowerPoint Macro for Mac - load pictures like “Insert Photo Album”

PowerPoint on the Mac doesn't have the Insert Photo Album functionality which allows you to select images and new PPT created with one image on each slide. I have an old macro that does this on ...
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Align 4 sets of side-by-side barplots in powerpoint so that bars are perfectly aligned in every way

I'm not asking for the align feature because it's not perfect enough, but I'm wondering whether there's a automated way to align 4 sets of side-by-side barplots in powerpoint without clicking and ...
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How to indicate in notes that the next slide/animation should be shown?

Like most presenters, I'll often setup bullet points with animation so that one appears at a time as I click. Currently, I am manually typing Click at each point in my notes that I need to click for ...
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Delete ink annotations from slides after saving

During a presentation, it is possible to add ink annotations to a slide using: Ctrl-P to get the pen option. Writing some text on a slide. When leaving the presentation, selecting Keep from the "Want ...
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Vba code to set the margin of selected text in indent level 2

Hi I have the following mention code which sets the indent level for second paragraph . I have two issues with this code. On selecting more than one paragraphs the indentation will work only on Last ...
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Keyboard shortcut for a specific font

In Microsoft Powerpoint, is there a way to create a shortcut that changes the selected text to a specific font? Right now, when I click "Ctrl+T", I get to the Font dialog, but it does not ...
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VBA - Copy chart from excel to powerpoint without link (embed)

I have a macro that copies all charts from my Excel sheet into a new PowerPoint file. The problem is that the charts update themselves if I use a filter while the Excel file is open. To prevent it, ...
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Set a master font in PowerPoint to a non-predefined font

Trying to set up a custom font pairing in the Slide Master view in PowerPoint 365 for Mac (version 16.26). Microsoft says on its help page that: You don't have to choose from the pre-defined font ...
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Power point spell checker flags every i letter inside words. How to fix this?

This is a weird one, but I am writing some notes for a slide and there's some weird spell checking flagging. The most obvious one is flagging every i in every word. For example: meeting discussed ...
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Using Tags and Filters for Powerpoint Slides

I'm planning to give a Git Workshop. My idea was to give the basics and show how you could do several tasks via cli, SmartGit in BitBucket etc. So I'd tell the audience "You can create new branches" ...
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How do I “Use Destination Theme and Link Data” in PowerPoint (MS Office 365 Business)

I want to select a table from an Excel file and paste/link it into a PowerPoint presentation with the destination theme, so that if the Excel file is updated, the corresponding PowerPoint presentation ...
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How can I insert a link to a power point file in a Word document?

Is there any way I can insert a link to a .pptx file to my Word document? I use a Mac(Mojave) and I have tried the solution given on the microsoft website, and it does not work. https://support....
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MP3 audio deep explore

I am looking for recommendations for software that will tell me the contents of an mp3 file. The problem I have is that I made a recording in which I had mutiple goes at a speech. I used Audacity to ...